About YouthBiz

Sweet as Sugar with Steve

Continuum of Programming

YouthBiz exists to advance the social and economic prosperity of youth through the study and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through hands-on programs and real-life experiences, young people participate in all levels of entrepreneurship, from learning the basics of developing a business idea to marketing and selling a real product.

Learning 21st Century Skills

YouthBiz teaches 21st Century Skills in a hands-on way.  Students learn critical thinking, collaboration, communication, information literacy, initiative, creativity, and accountability.  It is our promise that all youth who successfully complete our programming will leave with the following:

  • Increased income and earning potential
  • Increased academic achievement
  • Increased resiliency
  • Increased connection to community
  • Increased abilities in: Problem Solving, Collaboration, Salesmanship, Self-Awareness

Why Entrepreneurship

Studies demonstrate that entrepreneurship education helps students from all different backgrounds develop skills that will help them in school and in life.  Middle school is a perfect time to introduce these concepts.

Read more about how YouthBiz programs empower youth and fill a void in entrepreneurship education.

Next Steps

  • Learn about why entrepreneurship education is important.
  • Discover the variety of YouthBiz programs.
  • Read about the roots of YouthBiz.
  • See youth entrepreneurs in action.
  • Register your school.
  • Sign up for a class or camp.
  • Contact us for more information.


Vice President, YouthBiz

Anna Leer